I stopped by this small shop as I was in the area. I didn’t know what kind of tea shop it was, so I was happy to see it was a loose leaf and teaware kind of place!
Fantastic teaware and a fair price. I liked the selection: cast iron pots, english tea pots in great range of colours, yixing clay pots, lots of japanese style mugs, and tea steeper devices (balls, paper, gravity). Emphasis on LOTS of tea cups and muchs!
Everything is displayed in a clutter fashion, but it was like digging through treasure!
I scored a fantastic yixing pot (pictures of it on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/yixing-teapot-3/ ) and I could of gotten in much more trouble. Good range of prices, some comparable to purchasing online and some a touch higher but very acceptable.
For tea – they sold loose (in large canisters), prepackaged and boxed bags teas. I didn’t look much into the tea – the small shop was heavily incensed, so I was a fairly concerned if the tea soaked up the scent – my yixing is strongly scented like incense.
Tea range seemed mostly unflavored and some florals. Decent range of oolong, black, rooibos, mate and a couple pu’er.
There were other knicknacks, cute figurines, jewelry and such. Very nice shop – I’d come back for teaware for sure! Not much in gaiwans and tea mascots.